[CQ-Contest] Is it time for a new cq-contest forum format?

Michael Schulz mschulz at creative-chaos.com
Thu Dec 24 14:30:15 EST 2015

All the advantages you mention are already available to you right now. Turn
on threaded view in your email
client (e.g. Outlook), enable direct posting vs. approval etc. Archives are
there as well right now through mailman.
Another key advantage of a mailinglist vs. a webforum is the little effort
it takes to a) setup and b) maintain. 

73 Mike K5TRI

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Is it time for a new cq-contest forum format?

Sorry to interrupt the "please copy" discussion, but...

I wonder what everyone thinks about transitioning this 1980s-style email
list over to a modern web-based forum format such as vBulletin?

-Real-time posting, so that someone's question doesn't get 15 almost
identical replies caused by the multi-hour delay from the time a post is
made until it is approved for distribution -An easier way to follow a topic,
seeing all previous, relevant posts on the topic in a logical sequence -An
easier way to follow a topic, as each subject is in its own thread -Easy
access to archives and search -Ability to easily skip threads/posts that
don't interest you.

With all the tech-savvy people that participate here, I'm surprised this
hasn't been addressed before, or has it?  The 3830scores web site was a
great improvement over the earlier 3830 list.  Why not the same for
cq-contest - your thoughts?

Barry W2UP

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